Month: November 2014

EdTech and CERTI present a Freshman Faculty Forum Event, “Course Design to Optimize Student Learning”, in Curtis Laws Wilson Library room 204, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Nov. 19th

Posted by on November 19, 2014

EdTech and CERTI present a Freshman Faculty Forum Event, “Course Design to Optimize Student Learning”, to be held in Curtis Laws Wilson Library room 204, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Nov 19th. This event will be focused on several topics related to course design such as student learning goals, backwards design, and developing a scaffold […]

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Our Tools Shape Us

Posted by on November 13, 2014

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let’s choose them wisely with one eye on the future. Source: www.edutopia.org This same concept applies to a lot of lab courses. There’s some big machine which drives the lab activity because it’s there, we’ve paid for it, and it’s all […]

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CERTI and EdTech present a Curators’ Teaching Summit event, “Great Expectations: Bridging the Gap Between Instructor and Student Expectations”, on Wednesday Nov 12 from Noon til 1:30PM

Posted by on November 12, 2014

Update: The resources (videos and web article) presented at the Curators’ Teaching Summit are now available at: edtech.mst.edu/teach/services/workshops (click the November tab). Update: The final Curators’ Teaching Summit of 2014 was a great event! More than 40 S&T professors from all over campus got together over lunch for a series of small-table guided discussions. This […]

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Learning Objectives – Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation – Carnegie Mellon University

Posted by on November 7, 2014

Source: www.cmu.edu What is the most important thing in your course for students to know or do in five years? That’s the question that we use to start the first consultation we have with instructors.  It is important to understand what you expect of students. This becomes the foundation that instructors build their course.  Once […]

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What is STEM Transformation?

Posted by on November 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend a conference in October called Transforming Institutions: 21st Century STEM Education.  There were many good ideas that I took away from this conference but the question that I started the conference with is, what is Transforming Institutions, STEM Education really all about. I know what STEM is.  It stands […]

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Faculty Success = Student Success & Student Success = Faculty Success

Posted by on November 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to attend a conference in October called Transforming Institutions: 21st Century STEM Education. There were many good ideas that I took away from this conference but one that continues to resonate with me is that for many of us in higher education, we influence student success by helping to make faculty […]

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